St. Anastasia

St. Anastasia

You can see here, between the Circus Maximus and the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the church of St. Anastasia, which claims a relic of a tunic or veil of Our Lady which was a gift from Mount Athos. The church also has a mantle of St. Joseph, which tradition says was brought from Palestine by St. Jerome. Besides these, there are the relics of Sts. Anastasia (†304) and Fausta, both beneath the high altar. In the left aisle of the church is an ancient altar, which tradition says was used by St. Jerome to say Mass and Pope-St. Gregory the Great to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday. The church also has daily, if not perpetual, adoration.


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January 22, 2014 · 8:17 PM

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